Benefits of a good night’s sleep

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Getting a good night sleep

Sleep plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. Essential to reducing stress, anxiety and resetting the mind and body, getting a good night’s sleep is paramount in healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels. Quality sleep helps reset your body clock, helping you balance hormones and aiding in weight loss.

 

Why do we need proper sleep?

Results of poor sleep can appear instantly or long term, like a sore neck in the morning to major back problems that last years. Ongoing poor sleep is also linked to heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Affecting how your body reacts to insulin, poor sleep also increases your risk of diabetes. Children deprived of quality sleep also perform poorer than their counterparts. Lack of quality sleep is known to trigger microsleeps, one of the 3 major causes of fatal motor vehicle accidents. While extreme lengths are implemented to combat this in the mining industry, even driving to and from work on poor quality sleep increases your risk of a microsleep.

 

The difference between lots of sleep and quality sleep

Having 10 hours of sleep doesn’t mean that you’re well-rested. Many people experience having ample sleep but still feeling tired. So, what’s the difference between lots of sleep and quality sleep? Quality sleep consists of support of the whole body, thermoregulation and sleep patterns. Aided by relaxing evening routines, switching technology off and choosing the right mattress for your body type, quality sleep will help you feel healthier, more awake, less stressed and ready to take on the day.

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